Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples

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University of Illinois Press, 1993 - Social Science - 344 pages
This volume will revise the way we look at the modern populations of Latin America and North America by providing a totally new view of the history of Native American and African American peoples throughout the hemisphere. Africans and Native Americans explores key issues relating to the evolution of racial terminology and European colonialists' perceptions of color, analyzing the development of color classification systems and the specific evolution of key terms such as black, mulatto, and mestizo, which no longer carry their original meanings. Jack Forbes presents strong evidence that Native American and African contacts began in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean and that Native Americans may have crossed the Atlantic long before Columbus.

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This person has no clue about Natives and the Cherokee, we know who is and who isn't part of our families. I suggest he do some research before writing another book...

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This book is a gem. It should be required reading for all senior high schoolers. But I doubt it. Why? It reveals the Atlantic slave trade in reverse. And of course, this would disprove THE CONTRIVED LIE that INDIGENOUS AMERICANS were bought to North America from Africa. THEY WERE ALREADY HERE! The book also reveals the not-so-Godlike Jesuits hand in deceiving the world. 


Africans and Americans InterContinental Contacts Across the Atlantic to 1500
The Intensification of Contacts TransAtlantic Slavery and Interaction after 1500
Negro Black and Moor The Evolution of These Terms as Applied to Native Americans and Others
Loros Pardos and Mestizos Classifying Brown Peoples
The Mulato Concept Origin and Initial Use
PartAfricans and PartAmericans as Mulatos
The Classification of Native Americans as Mulattoes in AngloNorth America
Mustees HalfBreeds and Zambos
Native Americans as Pardos and People of Color
AfricanAmerican Contacts and the Modern RePeopling of the Americas

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Jack D. Forbes was the director of Native American studies at the University of California-Davis and the author of Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism and Terrorism.

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